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Magnolia Bayou

Gulfport, Miss., native Magnolia Bayou is one of several bands that is attracting notice from outside the state. The band is embarking on a national tour, which includes a stop at Jackson's Duling Hall on Friday, April 19.

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Mississippi Approves License Plates With New State Flag Design

Mississippi residents who want a state flag without the Confederate battle emblem will soon be able to display one on their license plate.

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Jackson Zoo Reopening Saturday

The Jackson Zoo will re-open as scheduled at 9 am on Saturday, April 20th, following cleanup from Thursday's storms.

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Hood Takes Heat for Blackface Photos, Says Leave Trans Rights Up to Schools

A Hattiesburg woman confronted Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood on Tuesday over yearbook photos from the 1980s that show members of his college fraternity wearing blackface.

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Terrence Hunter

Terrence Hunter, a second-year student at the University of Mississippi School of Law, will travel to New York City this summer to work as an intern with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

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JSU MADDRAMA Wins Art Awards, Pan-Hellenic Council Gala at USM and UMMC Doctor Honored

Members of Jackson State University's MADDRAMA performance group received top honors during the 2019 National Association of Dramatic and Speech Arts Conference in Baltimore from April 2-6.

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Trump Tried to Seize Control of Mueller Probe, Report Says

Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller's report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump had tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller's removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president.

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Hop into Local Events

This Easter, celebrate with local businesses and events.

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Tips for the Lazy Gardener

If you're like me and would rather let nature do most of the work in your yard, here are some spring gardening tips that require minimal effort.

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Bishop Gunn Brings Natchez Rock ā€˜nā€™ Roll to Europe and Back

In barely two years, Bishop Gunn has gone from playing local gigs around Natchez to performing before crowds of thousands around the nation, and garnering national and international acclaim.

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Amazing Teens 2019

In the current political climate in the U.S., teens have shown that they are a force to be reckoned with, and that they are pretty amazing. Each year the Jackson Free Press honors some of the local teens doing amazing things in the Jackson metro area.

May 15, 2019 - Wednesday


Kathryn's - Live Music 6:30 p.m.

May 14, 2019 - Tuesday


Fenian's - Open Mic 9 p.m.

May 13, 2019 - Monday


Char - Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m.

May 12, 2019 - Sunday


1908 Provisions - Knight Bruce 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

May 11, 2019 - Saturday


Pelican Cove - Live Music 6 p.m.

May 10, 2019 - Friday


Iron Horse Grill - Live Music 9 p.m.

May 9, 2019 - Thursday


Char - Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m.

May 8, 2019 - Wednesday


Char - Tommie Vaughn 6 p.m.

May 7, 2019 - Tuesday


Table 100 - Chalmers Davis 6 p.m.